Siskiyou Superbloom

Unlike the Superbloom in desert locations, the wildflowers at Lava Beds National Monument in Northeastern California bloom from March until September. You will see everything from dainty Yellow Bells to tall Desert Indian Paintbrush. Hike the Thomas-Wright Battlefield Trial to view the best wildflower display.

Azalea Parade

Throughout April and May, pink and white blossoms provide a feast for the eyes and nose as western azaleas blanket Azalea State Natural Reserve in Humboldt. The 30-acre park offers a short self-guided trail. Pack a picnic basket filled with an assortment of delicious treats and beverages, then find a picturesque spot surrounded by blooming flowers where you can savor your meal in the open air, basking in the beauty of nature.

Almond Blossoms

For four weeks in spring, Modesto is covered in more than 1.5 million acres of white and pink almond blossoms. The self-paced tour stops at Rodin Farms, the perfect place for a picnic in the orchards, Knights Ferry for a river stroll, and Roberts Ferry Gourmet for the ultimate almond butter milkshake.

Ariel View

In 2023, the Mori Point Peak Loop in Pacifica was dubbed one of the best places to see the Superbloom in all of California. During April, the easy 3.2-mile trail is awash with wildflowers covering the reddish basalt bluffs of the area. On clear days, you can hike the elevation above the Pacific Ocean and take in the breathtaking vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Red Hills Hiking

Each spring, the stark landscape of the Red Hills in Tuolumne County undergoes a metamorphosis turning pink, purple, yellow, and white with wildflowers. Hiking through the recreation area you may see purple mouse ears, California goldfields, or prairie woodland stars. 

Super Blossoms

From mid-February to mid-March each year, the Fresno County Blossom Trail is covered with over 70 miles in swatches of pink and white fruit blossoms. As you wander through the trail, you can take in the colours of plums, peaches, apples, apricots, citruses, and almond trees. Along the way, stop at Blossom Trail Fruit Stand, enjoy a glass of wine at Marechal Vineyards, dine at the School House Restaurant & Tavern, or jump onboard The Blossom Trail Train at Hillcrest Tree Farm.

Hidden Gem

During spring, wildflowers blanket the Carrizo Plain National Monument near San Luis Obispo. This often-overlooked natural area is pristine, brimming with diverse wildlife and rewarding visitors who seek it out with peaceful solitude. 

Rare Wildflowers in Death Valley

With its searing temperatures and nominal precipitation, wildflowers in Death Valley are hit or miss each year. But thanks to unprecedented rain, 2024 is expected to be that rare spring that will cause wildflowers to bloom in Death Valley. This year, there is an even rarer occurrence: a large saltwater lake has appeared in Death Valley.

Delicate Blooms

When Mother Nature waves her magic wand transforming the wildflower season into a magnificent Superbloom, Murrieta emerges as one of the most beautiful areas, unmatched by any other place.  Embark on the scenic Walker Canyon Trail to see the breathtaking display of vibrant poppies, evening primroses, verbenas, and an array of other wildflowers adorning the landscape. As you walk the trail, be careful with the delicate blooms that carpet Riverside County’s terrain, ensuring their preservation for all to enjoy.

Walk among the Poppies

This spring, Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Northern Los Angeles County is engulfed in the vibrant reds, oranges, pinks, and yellows of poppies. Eight miles of trails, including a wheelchair-accessible path, provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy the kaleidoscope of colour.

Blooms in Bommer

One of the top spots for hiking and cycling in Orange County, Bommer Canyon Preserve is also one of the best spots in the OC to spot wildflowers. Choose from any of the several trails to embark on an adventure to see sticky monkeyflowers, popcorn flowers, shooting stars, and blue hyacinths during spring.

Flower Fields

For over 60 years, The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch has offered one of the most impressive floral displays in the state. From March to May, 55 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus transform the ranch into a rainbow of colour. Take a tractor wagon ride through the rows of flowers, try your hand at design at a flower arranging workshop, or enjoy a sunset wine tasting.